Flu Vaccine: Give It A Shot?

EUGENE, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is launching a big campaign to raise immunization rates in Lane County; in particular, the flu vaccine. It wants to raise it from the current 38% for adults to 50%. Doctors say this ambitious goal couldn’t have come at a better time. They are predicting this flu … Continue reading »

Corvallis Hospital Prepares for Ebola

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Centers For Disease control has confirmed more than 10,000 cases of Ebola, and hospitals in our region are preparing just in case the virus appears in Oregon. Health officials have designated six hospital systems in the state to treat Ebola patients, including Samaritan Health Services. Dozens of volunteer health care professionals … Continue reading »

Officers Prepare for Halloween

EUGENE, Ore. — As we head into the holiday weekend keep in mind, there will be extra officers out and about near campus in Eugene to keep Halloween celebrations as safe as possible. The West University Neighborhood is one of two places where officers will keep a close eye on the partying and watch for … Continue reading »

Local Hospital Workers On Strike

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of hospital workers are making a statement Tuesday, picketing in front of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield over failed contract negotiations. There are more than 300 workers there who say they’ve been unable to reach a contract agreement with the hospital for nearly a year. They say the hospital’s last proposal … Continue reading »

Glenwood Redevelopment Talks Continue

GLENWOOD, Ore. — The city of Springfield is pushing forward with plans to redevelop Glenwood and it’s evaluating the role the county will play in the project. The Candlewood Suites are a fresh example of new development on Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. But it’s only the start of an expansive plan to change the face … Continue reading »

Commissioners to Get Ebola Preps Update

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners will get an update Tuesday on key points surrounding Ebola. The board will hear from Lane County Public Health officials on the latest Ebola news both nationally and globally. It will also hear about specific steps the county has taken to prepare for a potential case. … Continue reading »

IAAF Commission Visiting Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is hoping to become the first U.S. city in the world to host the 2019 IAAF World Track and Field Championships. Eugene is one of three cities hoping to land the championships. Barcelona, Spain and Doha, Qatar are the others. The IAAF World Championships will be the world’s largest sporting event … Continue reading »

Tree Service Crews Busy Cleaning

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews are busy trying to get things back to normal Sunday after a wind storm ripped through the Willamette Valley this weekend. Crews have been busy, mostly picking up debris and trimming tree limbs. They say that’s typical for this time of year. They say although there has been a significant amount … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Arson

SCIO, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s office says on October 25 around midnight, they responded to a barn fire on the 37000 block of Jefferson-Scio Drive in Scio. First responders deemed the fire as suspicious. A post fire investigation will be conducted after the fire is out. The value of the hay destroyed in the fire is … Continue reading »

Wind Storm Causes Downed Trees, Outages

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday’s wind storm is keeping utility crews busy across western Oregon. EWEB is responding to multiple outages in Eugene and the McKenzie River Valley. Crews say most of the outages are in the Thurston, Hayden Bridge and Walterville areas with many other scattered spots in their service area as well. About 1,600 … Continue reading »

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